Thursday, September 24, 2020

President Ramaphosa to address nation at 7pm this evening

  Amid speculation of a lowering of the national lockdown regulations to Level 1, it has been announced that President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the...

Yet another snag for Covid-19 Ters relief payments

TIMESLIVE Mpumzi Zuzile Payments of new and outstanding applications for the Covid-19 Temporary Employer/ Employee Relief (Ters) Scheme benefits have temporarily been halted yet again for the labour...

South Africa’s major ‘transformation’ law is coming – these are the planned changes you...

Article from BUSINESSTECH The Department of Employment and Labour has introduced the Employment Equity Amendment Bill to the National Assembly, promising a shake-up of the...

Care for your health at Transcendence

Transcendence can be explained as moving above and beyond… through the mundane and ordinary into something more... the extraordinary. Mental and physical wellbeing are important factors and...
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Fundraising by Stenden students raises R40,000 for PA Soup Kitchen

Representatives from Stenden South Africa handed over a cheque for R40,000 to the Port Alfred Soup Kitchen today, to go towards their work of...

Bikers ride against farm attacks

Although speaking out against farm attacks and murders was expressed loudly, last Saturday bikers from around the area, as well as in many...

Lighting the Way to a Brighter Tomorrow: International Literacy Day…

Message from the READ Educational Trust For over 50 years, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) has celebrated International Literacy Day, and with...

Discovery Health workers fired over WhatsApp messages

JAMIE MCKANE - MYBROADBAND Discovery Health has fired 10 employees over the content of messages they sent in a WhatsApp group during the COVID-19 lockdown. This...

Universities given February deadline to complete 2020 academic year

Universities in SA have been given until February to complete the 2020 academic year with the 2021 calendar set to start between March and...

… navigating through the Covid-19 Lockdown predicament … Level 2 regulations

It does not make any sense A letter to employers from the National Employers Association of South Africa (NEASA) The recent relaxation of the current lockdown...

B4SA disappointed at latest UIF TERS shutdown

An article from Business for South Africa  It is with deep disappointment that Business for South Africa (B4SA) has learned from its representatives at Nedlac...

Nearly half of Gauteng teachers want to quit over high school violence: survey

School-based violence has become rampant in Gauteng, resulting in far too many pupils and teachers experiencing school as an unsafe place. This is according to...

Navigating through the Covid-19 Lockdown predicament

TERS-FUNDING SURVEY - conducted by the National Employers Association of South Africa (Nersa), AUGUST 17 2020 The National Employers Association of South Africa, Neasa, is conducting...

Ndlambe Lockdown Support Group delivers relief to the poor

The Ndlambe Lockdown Support Group (NLSG) made deliveries of food and clothing to the poorer members of the community in Endlovini last Friday. Before that...

Paediatricians speak out against school closures

As schools in South Africa welcomed only Grade 12 pupils back in the past week, the Paediatrician Management Group (PMG) and the South African...

Parents mulling home-schooling must comply with these rules

Parents who choose to deregister their child from a school and apply for home schooling must comply with specified legal requirements. This is according to...

Local authors, take a bow

This particular area of the Eastern Cape is renowned for producing some of the country's top artists, whether that be in the performing arts...

DA to approach courts to keep nation’s schools open

Closing schools increases the risk of children – especially those from poorer families – being left home alone while parents are forced to return...

Support the pop-up shop fundraiser for local schools

WHAT A LOT OF STOCK:  Head of Academics at Port Alfred High School, Eleanor Taai is delighted with the response to the appeal to...

School closures ‘regrettable and unjustifiable’: SA Human Rights Commission

Mixed reaction to the latest efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19 Timeslive NOMAHLUBI JORDAAN The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says the decision by the...

Unions ‘confident’ schools will be closed after cabinet meets on Covid-19 risks

The National Teachers Union (Natu) is confident that the cabinet will agree to close schools when it meets soon. Natu and four other teacher unions...

Shock R400m to loan tablet devices for EC Grade 12 pupils

The Eastern Cape education department will fork out more than R400m on leasing 55,000 tablet devices for Grade 12 pupils which will be returned...
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Running for a cause on Mandela Day

A tiring run to raise funds for the Ndlambe Lockdown Support Group from Nemato Change a Life (NCAL) rowing coach, Sheldon Nelson, ended in...

Union calls on teachers‚ pupils to picket until Ramaphosa ‘listens’ and closes schools

The Educators Union of SA (Eusa) has called on teachers and pupils to picket from Tuesday to pressure President Cyril Ramaphosa to close schools...

‘Discontinue 2020 academic year’: survey of parents and pupils

Having lost a significant portion of the school year to the lockdown, many parents and pupils believe the school year should be repeated in...

MEC urges unprepared EC schools not to reopen to other grades

The Eastern Cape department of education issued a statement on Sunday evening stating special instructions were sent to unprepared schools across the province not...

Covid-19 has infected 2,740 teachers since return to school: Motshekga

Basic education minister Angie Motshekga said on Sunday that less than one percent of the country's teachers had been infected by the coronavirus since...

Three provinces halt the return to school of grade R pupils

Three provinces have opted to halt the return to school of grade R pupils. Last week the department of basic education announced that on Monday...

Emergency water tanks and sanitation for Eastern Cape schools

Water tanks holding thousands of litres of water are being installed in deprived Eastern Cape schools as part of an effort to combat the...

PAHS closes after pupil tests positive for Covid-19

Port Alfred High School has informed pupils, staff, parents, guardians and members of the community that the school has closed after a pupil in...